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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan

DBArtisan is functional and suitable for any sized organization that needs to monitor its database resources and running queries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium is a very well-rounded tool with a reasonable licensing fee given its feature set. It is primarily suited for technical resources who must work with a variety of different database systems, but who may not be database or command line tool wizards. However, its query building and job batch scheduling feature support end-users as they build competency, and it continues to hold its value even as users outgrow their training wheels.Navicat is probably not so appropriate for DBAs and others for whom database development and management is already a career path; these folks have their preferred toolsets, both vendor-supplied and homegrown, and they might consider the additional licensing cost to outweigh the value they'd personally get out of Navicat.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBArtisan
8.3
Navicat Premium
7.5
Version control tools
DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.0
Test data generation
DBArtisan
8.2
Navicat Premium
7.0
Performance optimization tools
DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
8.0
Schema maintenance
DBArtisan
9.2
Navicat Premium
8.4
Database change management
DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.3

Database Administration

DBArtisan
7.9
Navicat Premium
7.8
User management
DBArtisan
7.6
Navicat Premium
8.4
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
8.4
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.0
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.5

Pros

DBArtisan

  • User interface is easy to use, and in some ways better than Toad. The left hand side shows all databases, and you can drill down to instance, storage, schemas, tablespaces, and performance views. The right hand side displays the details of the selected object.
  • This is the best tool if you want to manage multiple RDBMS platforms in a single tool using the same familiar interface. Other third party tools can do it also, but it's not nearly as integrated as this, and may require additional plug-ins installed. DBArtisan excels at this, and can perform cross-platform data migrations easily.
  • It has different DB analysts, which can help diagnose issues with performance, optimize storage, detect fragmentation, and plan for capacity growth. For almost any action you want to take, you can generate the DDL for preview, and/or schedule it to run at a specific time.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navicat Premium

  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

  • Locks up far too often
  • Licensing structure is expensive
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navicat Premium

  • Navicat Premium's documentation can be hit-or-miss, as there are several versions available, and it's not always clear which documentation is current for the version at hand.
  • Navicat Premium's query building interface is not as easy to use or feature-rich as standard IDE and text editor tools, and I've had some issues in the most recent release build with queries auto-running in the middle of making edits, causing a lack of responsiveness in the inbuilt editor -- however, Navicat offers users the ability to edit queries via an external editor, which mitigates these issues to some degree.
  • In the data browser view, paged data navigation sometimes behaves unexpectedly or fails to work whatsoever, requiring a session restart to correct.
  • The process of saving a data export file is cumbersome, requiring navigation through several windows, and I believe it could be significantly streamlined to improve user experience.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DBArtisan

DBArtisan 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DBArtisan

DBArtisan does not have an in-depth performance analyzer for databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navicat Premium

While Sequel Pro is a great shareware tool, it's limited to MySQL databases; while our department does use MySQL databases, we also use Oracle databases, so Navicat Premium's multi-product support is an absolute requirement.Navicat Premium also provides data browser support, including filtering, to empower less technically-minded users to query and manipulate databases, an option not available in Sequel Pro. And the job scheduling and batching features of Navicat Premium further distinguish it above the admirable, if limited, Sequel Pro.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DBArtisan

  • It has a positive ROI on our organization. It's better than OEM and SQL Developer. Although the license could be expensive, it is perfect for large organizations, especially with multiple RDBMS platforms.
  • Most features are redundant between DBArtisan and Toad. I would not recommend using both if you already own one of them. Just download the trial for the one you're not using, and see what works best for your organization.
  • DBArtisan is great for DBAs and would be my personal preference. Toad is good for developers and DBAs alike but I feel like sometimes the interface is too busy and too clumsy to use.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navicat Premium

  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Navicat Premium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.5

Support Rating

DBArtisan
5.0
Navicat Premium
7.0

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